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Wireless PIR camera integration

Luminite Electronics, the British manufacturer of wireless and hard wired PIR detectors, reports that their OCULi wireless PIR camera now integrates with the Sentinel security monitoring platform.

OCULi is a stand-alone PIR (passive infra-red) detector with a camera. It’s designed to provide visual verification, in vulnerable areas where CCTV cannot be installed due to power and internet limitations. OCULi is powered by two lithium batteries, with an expected life of between six and nine months, depending on usage. OCULi is the makers say for construction sites, vacant properties, farms, utility sites and locations at risk of fly-tipping.

Sentinel has been a supplier of alarm monitoring systems to the UK and Ireland markets since 1984. Privately owned, Sentinel works with industry product manufacturers to provide a single monitoring platform for the security sector. Luminite worked with Arc Monitoring, based in Bristol, to test the integration. Set up in 1999, Arc Monitoring is an NSI Gold Approved CCTV Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centre working with installers across the UK.

Graham Creek, Managing Director at Luminite said: “Whilst we have built a powerful self monitoring portal for OCULi, a number of our larger customers require the services of alarm receiving centres such as Arc Monitoring, and with their reputation in the industry they were the perfect partner for us to test and refine the Sentinel integration.”

Fitted with a VGA camera and infra-red LED, OCULi uses the mobile phone network to send visual verification of a detected event. Each unit is fitted with a roaming SIM that will pick up the strongest network signal, irrespective of provider, for fastest delivery of images, in fact up to four times faster than some competitors it is claimed. No other equipment is required on site as each OCULi works independently.

Using the iOS and Android OCULi free mobile phone apps, alarm notifications are received by push notification. Users can also use the app to view events, arm and dis-arm units or sites, and walk test and configure each unit for best coverage by way of OCULi’s Bluetooth. OCULi units also xome with a speaker kit so that users or the alarm receiving centre can make a live voice challenge after an event. Visit www.luminite.co.uk.


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